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BP Eric Adams tells Eagle that no open admission at Brooklyn Navy Yard debate is a ‘mistake’

April 13, 2016 By Scott Enman Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Eagle file photo by Mary Frost

In light of recent news that the Democratic presidential primary debate on Thursday between Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Brooklyn Navy Yard will be closed to the public, the Brooklyn Eagle spoke to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams about his opinion on the decision.

The Eagle first reported on Monday that a spokesman from CNN confirmed that tickets for the debate would not be available to the general public.

Vice President of Duggal Global Events Group Mary Lovci also confirmed with the Eagle on Monday that the event will not be open to the public. Lovci said that CNN is responsible for all issuing of tickets to guests.

Adams voiced his concerns to the Eagle in a statement on Monday:

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“Closing the debate to the general public is a mistake. Presidential candidates should be speaking directly to voters in the communities where they live, especially to those that reside in neighborhoods like Brownsville that have historically been left in the shadows of these critical conversations. It sends the wrong message for the debate to occur in a sterilized environment attended by typical political insiders.”

  

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